Why Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant?

You may ask, what is a Virtual Assistant? And, why should I hire a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a skilled, independent contractor/professional who works remotely providing administrative, technical, and/or creative business support services.  A VA can help with anything that doesn’t require a physical presence. Recognizing the importance of time when running […]

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NCLA Mid-Session Legislative Update

The Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) will be holding their mid-session legislative update at the Loveland Chamber building located at 5400 Stone Creek Circle in Loveland on Friday, March 10th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. If interested in attending, contact the Loveland Chamber (970) 667-6311. The Loveland Chamber is committed to creating the most vibrant […]

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Supporting Women Entrepreneurs through Education & Scholarships

Allied Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is a non-profit based in Fort Collins that “believes all women entrepreneurs deserve affordable access to education and support as they aspire to personal and professional success.” On the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm, the AWE Connect event blends together education with networking and a moderated discussion to ensure […]

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Jacque’s Discourse on Downtown Loveland Happenings – Chapter 1

Forward by Mary Ann Huffines, LBDC Client Manager: Jacque Wedding-Scott, Executive Director of the LDP/DDA, will be writing downtown Loveland updates for the LBDC website on project developments, events and items of interest. We thank Jacque for taking the time to keep our readers informed. Prior to her work at the LDP/DDA office, Jacque held […]

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Checklist for Starting a New Business

Searching for a checklist for starting a new business? We have a good one here, developed by a local attorney. Entrepreneurship offers so many benefits and can be quite rewarding. Hopefully your new endeavor is something you are passionate about. Some of the tasks associated with starting a business – entity formation, management, accounting, finances, […]

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How to Kiss Fewer Frogs and Find Your BNI Prince

Networking power teams within Business Network International (BNI) –The power of smart lead referral groups. I moved to Colorado October of 2012, almost 4 years ago now, not knowing anyone in the community other than my parents who recently transplanted from San Jose, California. RJ’s Amazing Entertainment, LLC started out with 1 person face painting, […]

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Holiday Tip #8 For Retail Business Owners

This is the final segment of the 8-part series of holiday tips, written by Alyson MacMullan of Peak Retail Group, to help retail businesses meet their sales goals. Alyson’s’ expertise lies in inventory planning and management, sales forecasting and cash flow management which are the building blocks of a successful retail business. Holiday Tip #8 The […]

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